The Department of Accounting at the University of Oregon'sLundquist College of Business recently played host to an annual meeting of doctoral students, researchers, and representatives from leading West Coast accounting schools.
The 2005 Pac-10 Doctoral Consortium ran February 17-19 at the Lillis Business Complex. The consortium provided second-year doctoral students with information to help develop successful academic careers, according to Steve Matsunaga, organizer of the event and an associate professor in the Department of Accounting at the Lundquist College of Business.
"The consortium provides a forum for Lundquist College doctoral candidates to meet students from other institutions, and to meet with highly regarded researchers from other schools," Matsunaga said. "It also provides advice and counsel they will find useful in the future."
The attendees included 27 doctoral students and representatives from nearly all the Pac-10 schools, the University of Utah, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of British Columbia.
The program included a panel discussion on starting an academic career, as well as presentations by noted scholars on accounting research in capital markets and taxation. The consortium also featured talks by Terry Shevlin, editor of The Accounting Review, on the publication process, and Colin Slade, CFO of Tektronix, on corporate disclosure and investor relations.